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Reboot: The Reformation at 500 – Overview – Part 1 of 6 – August 27, 2017

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY As soon as I saw Justin Long’s “Get a Mac” ad, I immediately ditched my PC and bought a refurbished Macbook. I thought I had it made—until this pretty little spinning wheel thing kept popping up and I’d have to restart my computer. It got worse, and so I took […]

Jesus’ Parables – Lessons to Live By – The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant – Part 2 of 5 – September 18, 2016

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY In Matthew 18:21-35, we find a parable that focuses on forgiveness. From it we can glean several principles that will enable us to set others, as well as ourselves, free, as we extend forgiveness. In this passage, Peter asks Jesus about his obligation to forgive when a “brother” or fellow […]

Tuning Your Life To God’s Word – Psalms Series – Psalm 4 – Part 4 Of 4 – August 21, 2016

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Share with Friends… SERMON SUMMARY If you were with us last week, you will recall from our study of Psalm 3 that King David is on the run. His son Absalom is attempting a military coup. Absalom wants to be Israel’s next King, and if he has to kill his father to make it happen, […]

How to Stop Quarreling and Start Loving – Part 10 of 13

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary Why do Christians sometimes fight, bicker, and quarrel? Who is to blame, and what are we to do about it? James, Jesus’ half-brother, addresses that very question in James 4:1-10. James asserts that quarrels are sourced in wrong desires. We all have desires, many of which are perfectly legitimate. But […]

Joseph, A Portrait of Character and Grace – Part 8 of 8: The Greatest Family Reunion Ever

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Share with Friends… Sermon Summary In Genesis 45:14–15 we have a beautiful picture of reconciliation—tearful apologies, expressions of deep repentance, and the assurance of God’s forgiveness. Soon, God’s blessing flowed (v. 16–20 cf. 12:1-2). And we live at a point in history where we are the beneficiaries of those blessings which flowed from the Jewish […]

Joseph, A Portrait of Character and Grace – Part 7 of 8: A Test of Character Part II

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Share with Friends… Joseph’s brothers have returned to Egypt to buy food. They have brought their youngest brother Benjamin, as the Prime Minister (Joseph) had required. Joseph invited them to lunch as part of his tests of their character. Joseph seated them in birth order, and shocked, they wondered, “How could he know? Is God […]

Joseph, A Portrait of Character and Grace – Part 6 of 8: A Test of Character Part I of II

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Share with Friends… This morning we continue our study of the life of Joseph. He now is the Prime Minister of Egypt, which is in the grip of a world-wide famine. Joseph’s brothers, with the exception of Benjamin, have come to purchase food. They have no idea what became of Joseph; they assume he’s dead. […]

Joseph, A Portrait of Character and Grace – Part 5 of 8: Awakening a Seared Conscience

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Share with Friends… Series Summary: While he never did anything that we would normally associate with Biblical greatness—he never performed a miracle, he never slew a giant; he never saw a burning bush. Nevertheless Joseph was a great man. In his life we see a unique and powerful portrait of character and grace. In reviewing […]

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